Today marks four years of us being together and what a ride it has been! From moving into our first apartment together, to buying our first house and then getting engaged! It has been nothing short of amazing and I wouldn’t have wanted to share these experiences with anyone else in my life.
My fiance, Joshua, and I met at work one evening. I had been there for about a year now and he was just starting out. I remember seeing him walking in a few times before actually meeting him and hoping that I would get to train him. There was just something about him that drew me in. He is just the type of person who will walk into a room and you just can’t help but notice them. So, that day I got lucky and was told that I would be training him. I definitely smiled to myself a little. I remember being the happiest I had been in a long time that day. It was a pretty slow night and we ended up talking a lot and getting to know each other and that’s how it all started. I got to train him a lot after that. When he was finally on his own he gave me his number and we started to text each other. We texted every single day for an entire year! We became best friends and would tell each other about everything and ended up together not long after that. It’s crazy how someone can walk into your life when you least expect it and completely change your world.
Being in a relationship with your best friend is something I thought that I would never get to experience. My childhood and teenage years were rough and I was a broken soul who didn’t have much self esteem for a long time. I come from a life where growing up you didn’t really have any examples of what a good relationship was supposed to look like. I wasn’t really sure what love was supposed to look or feel like from a significant other which really made it hard for me to value myself and what I deserved. I am lucky enough to say that I’ve found the one that I want to spend the rest of my life with.
I have definitely learned so much from our relationship and have grown so much as a person because of it. You never really understand how much the trauma from your past can effect you until you meet someone who can challenge you to be better. I mean that in the best way possible. There were so many things that I never knew about myself that I needed to work on. We all have our flaws but when you meet someone who just comes along and loves you and all of your flaws and then helps you fix them. Not because he feels like you need to change but because he wants to help you be the best version of yourself you can be. It’s amazing.
To Joshua – Thank you for all of the love you’ve shown me ever since the first day that I met you. Not a day has gone by where i haven’t been reminded and i’m so grateful to have you. I love you with all of my heart and soul and I can’t wait to see where this life continues to take us. You always know how to make me feel so special and I truly appreciate all of the little things (and the big things) that you do for me. I never have to want or need for anything and go without. You’re always by my side no matter what it is that i’m going through, big or small. You are a blessing to me and I am so happy and grateful to be able to call you my fiance.